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Chris Roling

Bengals roster 2023: Depth chart, 53-man predictions after draft

The Cincinnati Bengals revamped the depth chart and projected 53-man roster when Duke Tobin and Co. added eight draft picks via the 2023 NFL draft.

Looking at things right after the draft, it seems there is a good chance perhaps six of those prospects could actually elbow their way into a final 53-man roster spot.

That’s something made possible by drafting well for both need and value, getting rookies such as running backs and even later-round receivers whose versatile skill sets could make them valuable instant contributors.

With the draft in the rearview mirror now, here’s a look at the updated depth chart — with players projected to make the 53-man roster in italics.

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  • Starter: Joe Burrow
  • Backup: Trevor Siemian, Jake Browning

Running back

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  • Starter: Joe Mixon
  • Backups: Chase Brown, Trayveon Williams, Chris Evans

Wide receiver

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  • WR1: Ja’Marr Chase, Stanley Morgan, Kwamie Lassiter II
  • Slot: Tyler Boyd, Charlie Jones, Trenton Irwin
  • WR2: Tee Higgins, Andrei Iosivas, Trent Taylor

Tight end

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  • Starter: Irv Smith Jr.
  • Backup: Devin Asiasi, Drew Sample, Tanner Hudson, Nick Bowers

Offensive line

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  • LT: Orlando Brown Jr., Jackson Carman, D’Ante Smith, Devin Cochran
  • LG: Cordell Volson, Max Scharping, Nate Gilliam
  • C: Ted Karras, Trey Hill, Ben Brown
  • RG: Alex Cappa, Max Scharping
  • RT: La’el Collins, Jonah Williams, Cody Ford, Hakeem Adeniji

Defensive line

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  • LDE: Sam Hubbard, Cam Sample, Jeff Gunter, Owen Carney
  • 3T: B.J. Hill, Zach Carter, Jay Tufele
  • NT: D.J. Reader, Josh Tupou (5T),
    Domenique Davis
  • RDE: Trey Hendrickson, Myles Murphy, Joseph Ossai, Tarell Basham, Raymond Johnson III


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  • LB: Logan Wilson, Markus Bailey, Joe Bachie
  • LB: Germaine Pratt, Akeem Davis-Gaither, Keandre Jones


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  • CB: Chidobe Awuzie, DJ Turner, Allan George
  • CB: Cam Taylor-Britt, Sidney Jones IV,
    Marvell Tell III
  • NCB: Mike Hilton, Jalen Davis, DJ Ivey


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  • S: Nick Scott, Jordan Battle, Michael Thomas
  • S: Dax Hill, Tycen Anderson, Yusuf Corker

Special Teams

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

K: Evan McPherson

P: Brad Robbins, Drue Chrisman

LS: Cal Adomitis

KR: Charlie Jones, Trayveon Williams

PR: Charlie Jones

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